POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 004 A History of Our Own Time
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

As our students enter a new, potentially exciting, and unpredictable historical period and exit one that was far less hopeful and presented this young generation with seemingly insoluble problems, among the issues that they will face are the costs and benefits of economic globalization, the rise of religious conflict, the potentially waning power of the United States and the rise of China, the failure of the transitions to democracy in much of the Second World, and the tragedies of war, genocide, and poverty endemic to much of the underdeveloped world. This course will explore the roots and evolution of political philosophies and social and political formations that have established the structures and discourses in which our world operates at the present time. There will be a historical dimension to the lectures and discussions, but each topic will be brought up to the present time. Readings will be both historical and contemporary.

Among the questions we will be asking are:

  • Where did we come from?
  • Why are we so happy and in so much trouble at the same time?
  • Are there alternatives to the present, and can we learn about them from the past?

This course looks at some of the big phenomena that make up our world: capitalism, liberalism, conservatism, socialism, modernity, war, nationalism, and imperialism. Come prepared to read, listen, argue, and learn.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
45784
Open
40
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
P
45785
Open
2
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
P
45787
Open
5
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (REC)
P
46032
Closed
0
1LSA Hnrs
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with Hisory 302.002.
005 (REC)
P
47095
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets with History 391
010 (LEC)
 
46440
Open
8
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
46441
Open
1
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
46443
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
46445
Open
1
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
014 (DIS)
P
46446
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
015 (DIS)
P
46447
Open
2
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
016 (DIS)
P
46448
Open
4
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
020 (LEC)
 
47096
Open
50
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with History 434
021 (DIS)
P
47098
Open
9
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
022 (DIS)
P
47101
Open
14
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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